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Veda Krishnamurthy (Cricketer) Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Bio/Wiki
ProfessionCricketer (Batswoman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
National SideIndia
International DebutTest- N/A
ODI- 30 June 2011 vs England Women at Derby
T20- 23 June 2011 vs Australia Women at Billericay
Jersey Number#79 (India)
Domestic/State Team(s)Karnataka, Railways, Hobart Hurricanes (Women Big Bash League)
Coach/Mentor(s)Irfan Sait,
Veda Krishnamurthy standing with Irfan Sait and Mithali Raj
Apurva Sharma, Suman Sharma
Batting StyleRight-handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Legbreak
Favourite ShotStraight Drive
Records/Achievements (main ones)• Scored a half-century in her debut match, against England in 2011.
• Youngest player for India Women to score 1,000 runs in WODIs.
Awards, HonoursVijaya Karnataka Sportsperson of Year (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 October 1992
Age (as in 2018) 26 Years
BirthplaceKadur, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownKadur, Karnataka, India
SchoolCambridge School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
College/UniversityMount Carmel College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Educational QualificationGraduation in Arts
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesListening to Music, Watching Movies
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- SG Krishnamurthy (Cable Operator)
Veda Krishnamurthy with her father
Mother- Name Not Known
Veda Krishnamurthy with her mother
SiblingsBrother- 1 (Elder)
Veda Krishnamurthy with her Brother
Sister- Vatsala Shivakumar and one other (Both are elder to her)
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerSuresh Raina
Favourite Female CricketerMithali Raj
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 30 Lakh per annum [1]DNA

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Veda Krishnamurthy

  • Does Veda Krishnamurthy smoke: Not Known
  • Does Veda Krishnamurthy drink alcohol: Not Known
  • When she was only 3 years old, she started playing street cricket in her hometown.
  • She had a dream of becoming a cricketer and dream seemed a reality when she saw an advertisement in the newspaper calling out young talent for a trial camp in Bangalore.
  • Acknowledging her dream, her parents did not hesitate even once and took her to the Karnataka Cricket Academy, where the camp was to be hosted.
  • Irfan Sait, the coach who was supervising the camp, was left awe-struck looking at Veda’s talent. Terming the girl ‘a child prodigy’, the coach asked her parents to immediately enroll her into the academy. Her parents, however, were doubtful because enrolling into the academy meant that Veda would stay in the city all by herself, with no one to look after her.
  • The coach, Irfan Sait, was in no mood of giving up; hence, the girl’s “temporary custody” was given to Spoorthi Ramesh, a former woman state player. The latter didn’t even think once and agreed to look after the future talent. Nonetheless, a month later, her eldest sister, Vatsala Shivakumar, rented a small house in the city and accompanied the teenager to each of her practice sessions.
  • Not many people know that Veda is even trained in ‘Karate.’ She has also earned a black belt in Karate.
  • Owing to her fielding skills, Veda broke into the senior Karnataka team at just 13 years of age. Soon, Veda established herself as a batswoman.
  • Under her leadership, the Karnataka U-19 team won consecutive South Zone Inter-State Cups.
  • In November 2015, Veda bagged a B-grade contract from the BCCI. Notably, this was the first time BCCI offered contracts to women players.
  • In an interview, Veda said that she has a very close friendship with fellow team-mates- Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.

    Veda Krishnamurthy with Jhulan Goswami photo

    Veda Krishnamurthy with Jhulan Goswami photo

  • She was the part of the Indian Women Cricket team to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine runs. She scored 35 runs in that innings.

    Veda Krishnamurthy taking a shot

    Veda Krishnamurthy taking a shot

  • She is the third cricketer from India to play in the Women Big Bash League (WBBL). She signed a deal with Hobart Hurricanes for the third season of the WBBL.

    Veda Krishnamurthy playing for Hobart Hurricanes

    Veda Krishnamurthy playing for Hobart Hurricanes

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